Microsoft makes applications smarter with Project Oxford updates

As the cloud and mobile computing revolutions continue trucking along, people are coming to expect greater intelligence from the applications that they use. With people getting more used to taking advantage of things like Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant or Apple’s Siri, meanwhile, app developers have a huge opportunity to use similar systems in order to drive engagement. 

Microsoft’s Project Oxford is a suite of cloud services designed to help provide that intelligence for applications without requiring developers to build the complicated machine vision and learning algorithms that are necessary for powering those experiences. On Monday, the company announced that Project Oxford’s Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) is available as a public beta, making it available to more developers worldwide.

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